Euro and American Truck Simulator in-game event hauls COVID-19 vaccines

Eighteen-wheeler chauffeurs in either Euro Truck Simulator 2 or American Truck Simulator are being welcomed to bring virtual shipments of COVID-19 vaccines, although even this example can’t move forward without some individuals grumbling that it’s a political declaration.

SCS Software application’s “Hauling Hope” occasion is quite uncomplicated: Make 7 or more intact shipments of the COVID-19 Vaccine Freight. The catch: The freight in concern has absolutely no damage tolerance, so chauffeurs require a Fragile Freight ability of level 1 or much better. The reward: an accomplishment, plus a Hope Trucker air freshener for your taxi.

interior cab view in American Truck Simulator. the driver appears to be cooling their brakes by a scenic overlook as oncoming traffic approaches

Image: SCS Software Application

OK, quite prompt gesture, declaration of uniformity with the long-haulers who have been keeping us going the previous year, right? Well, not exactly. Some fight-pickers in the comments under SCS Software Application’s statement blog site and Facebook post informed the studio to stay with truckin’, and grumbled that this occasion was an undesirable suggestion of the real life.

Others responded that such beliefs were 10-1 (gotten improperly) and encouraged bellyachers to 10-7 (head out of service). “Hauling Hope is an Event, not a political statement,” stated one trucker. “Covid sucks but this event does not. Just enjoy it. Thank you, SCS.”

“Real life truckers are essential workers in delivering supplies and food,” stated another. “I’m so proud to at least be a virtual trucker, especially in events this one. […] #TheBestCommunityEver is proud of SCS bringing events like this to us.”

SCS neighborhood supervisors still needed to ask folks to be civil. “No matter if you stand for vaccines or against them, these truckers still have to work really hard and we wanted to give them their well-deserved 15 minutes of fame,” the designers stated. “But if you do not like this event, you do not need to participate in it. It is not mandatory, it’s totally up to every single one of you.”

Anyhow, the Hauling Hope occasion runs till Sunday, Feb. 7 at 6:59 p.m. EST.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.